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Mayor Woodfin announces celebrations for Bham’s 150th birthday

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Mayor Woodfin is excited to celebrate Birmingham's 150th birthday all year! Photo by Libby Foster for Bham Now.
Mayor Woodfin is excited to celebrate Birmingham’s 150th birthday all year! Photo by Libby Foster for Bham Now.

Here in Birmingham, we have a reason to celebrate all year. The Magic City is turning 150 in 2021, and there are lots of exciting celebrations planned. Keep reading to learn more.

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These Birmingham leaders worked to stop MS—find out how

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2021 Leadership Class. Photo via MS Society

Aspiring and seasoned leaders joined the National Multiple Sclerosis Society‘s annual MS Leaders Challenge with the goal of giving back to a great cause and helping change the world for those living with MS. Find out what the MS Leaders Challenge is all about and meet the top fundraisers who rocked it in 2021.

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7 drinks you can get around Bham to get your bourbon buzz

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Better believe we have the best bourbon in town for you. Photo via Miranda Shaffer for Bham Now

June 14 is National Bourbon Day, and if you need ideas on how to indulge in one of your favorite spirits, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best bourbon drinks in Birmingham to try today.

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An inside look at Birmingham’s great new student living, Lumen Above Railroad Park

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The ideal apartment setup for hosting. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Birmingham has new student living on the block, and apartments are now available to lease. With options from stylish studios to 4-bedroom apartments, Lumen offers a fantastic location and the amenities you need for great everyday living. Whether you’re a UAB student or a young professional, you’ll love life in Parkside District.

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3 mindfulness tips from Birmingham yogis and mediation leaders

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Let’s all take a deep breath and find peace. Photo via The Pizitz Instagram

These days, “mindfulness” can seem like just a buzzword. But it’s actually an ancient practice meant to keep yourself grounded, present, and in control of your emotions. Something we probably all need more of coming out of stressful and isolating pandemic. Here are three mindfulness tips from local Birmingham yogis and meditation leaders on how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life.

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7 restaurants in Birmingham serving up tasty fried green tomatoes

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When I dream of fried green tomatoes, this is literally what I see. Photo via Hannah Eans for Farrelly’s Southern Bar & Kitchen

Growing up, my grandma’s homemade fried green tomatoes were one of my favorite dishes. It wasn’t until I got older that I realized fried green tomatoes are a southern delicacy.

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Bham’s own Jordan Fisher returns to starring role on Broadway

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Jordan Fisher is returning to his leading role in Dear Evan Hansen. Photo via Walt Disney Television.
Jordan Fisher is returning to his leading role in Dear Evan Hansen. Photo via Walt Disney Television.

One of Birmingham’s own is returning to center stage on Broadway. Jordan Fisher will be back in the spotlight for his starring role in Dear Evan Hansen. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Nonstop BHM flights to DC and Houston resuming on Southwest

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Southwest is bringing back daily flights to DC and Houston from Birmingham. Photo via Birmingham Airport Authority.
Southwest is bringing back daily flights to DC and Houston from Birmingham. Photo via Birmingham Airport Authority.

Birmingham just got a little closer to the Washington Monument. Southwest Airlines is resuming flights to Baltimore/DC and Houston from the Magic City, and I’m ready to pack my bags. Keep reading for more on how to reach two of America’s most exciting cities right here from BHM.

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3 reasons why you need to try Evelyn’s Southern Fare

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Evelyn’s Southern Fare owners Christie Lowe and Chef Chris Melville. Photo via Claire Hancock for Bham Now

Nestled in the heart of Mountain Brook’s English Village, Evelyn’s Southern Fare is the new chapter of a new local favorite. It’s time to re-introduce yourself to the restaurant formerly known as Bobby Carl’s Table on the corner of Cahaba Road.

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7 ways you can organize your closet with one Birmingham-based designer

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Designer Megan White of Closets by Design with a client. Photo via Riley Campbell for Bham Now

As more people transition from home back to the outside world, we’re looking at our closets with a different eye. What needs to go? What do we keep? Maybe we’ve gained a few pounds from the stress of the last 14.5 months, and it’s time for a closet makeover. We reached out to designer Megan White of Closets by Design for her top pro tips for the rest of us. Here’s what she said.

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Meet Magic City Dentistry’s new dentist, Dr. Mollie Helf

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Dr. Helf, Magic City Dentistry’s new dentist. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Earlier this year, Magic City Dentistry welcomed a new member to their staff—Dr. Mollie Helf! Dr. Helf recently took over as the primary dentist at Magic City Dentistry, so we popped over to visit and learn more about her story.

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